Nathan Lankford

Senior Vice President - Business Development

Briefly describe the path that brought you here.

I was born and raised in healthcare. My family has been in the medical equipment business since before I was born and I’ve touched just about every part of healthcare delivery in one way or another. After more than a dozen years of working with family, I knew it was time to try something different.

What motivated you to get involved with RxGenomix?

It seemed that everywhere I looked in healthcare, someone was winning but at someone else’s expense. That’s just not what I wanted for how I spent my work life. With what we do, I can honestly say it’s a win for everyone involved – it can improve patient care while saving money. There’s no loser there.

What is the one thing you most hope to accomplish with RxGenomix in the next five years?

My first hope is that we can really disrupt the way healthcare is delivered for the better. I really think we can drive down healthcare costs and create winners across the board.

What’s your personal business philosophy?

Love People. Find and love people each day no matter if they have anything to offer you or not. They will love you back! Then they will listen and business opportunities will follow.

What’s the most surprising thing about you? Something we’d never guess.

Half of my head is titanium. When I was a kid, my skull was cracked under a horse’s hoof. I spent a month in the hospital and six months out of school.

Is there one book everyone should read?

If I could only pick one, The Bible is the only choice. My second choice would have to be The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck reminded me of myself so much in life as a kid. We thought alike.

“You can’t pray a lie–I found that out.” –Huck Finn

You have two weeks. Where would you go?

Pedro Bay, Alaska. The most amazing place on Earth. I would fish and hunt! I spent 10 days there and dream of going back

What is your spirit animal?

I asked several people that have known me for years and they all said the same thing – a wild horse. They say I’m full of energy, walking with a high step, always pulling at the bit ready to go, and ready to carry a load up a mountain until I fall over dead. Sounds about right.